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70545Re: [ksurf] 5th line help required

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  • Dean Crowell
    Aug 14 8:45 AM
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      Sorry to say this but I finally gave-up on the 5th line for the same
      reason - There were no instructions, there was no consensus on the
      beach and it was just getting tangled. I'm curious to know the answer
      too -

      On Aug 14, 2007, at 8:12 AM, rockhopper25 wrote:

      > Hi guys I am a complete newby to kitesurfing I have just bought my
      > first equipment which comprises of a Naish boxer 12 mtr kite and a
      > Naish 5th line bar. The equipment is second hand.
      > I have been watching other people and from what I have seen the 5th
      > line seems to be made of a line going straight up to the leading edge
      > of the kite and connecting via a series of knots at different levels.
      > On my bar the 5th line is made up from a line connected to a piece of
      > bungee cord then another line which goes up to the leading edge and
      > connects to another line with the knots. The kite seems to fly ok but
      > the line is very loose and hangs a lot.
      > I have asked a few people about this on the beach but I can never get
      > any sense from them they just tell me if it flys its ok.
      > Is it normal to have a 5th line made from kite line and elastic
      > bungee and should it be hanging or tight.
      > Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this.
      > Regards Brian

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